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Gentex Corporation is an auto parts business based in the US. Gentex Corporation shares (GNTX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gentex Corporation employs 5,874 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Gentex Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$32.74, which is 6.57% up on its pre-crash value of USD$30.59 and 68.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$19.48.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Gentex Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$676.03 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,101.70.
|Latest market close||USD$32.74|
|52-week range||USD$19.48 - USD$31.27|
|50-day moving average||USD$26.6134|
|200-day moving average||USD$26.0067|
|Wall St. target price||USD$28.29|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.48 (1.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.193|
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|1 week (2020-11-18)||0.61%|
|1 month (2020-10-23)||11.21%|
|3 months (2020-08-25)||19.84%|
|6 months (2020-05-22)||28.24%|
|1 year (2019-11-25)||14.72%|
|2 years (2018-11-23)||46.10%|
|3 years (2017-11-24)||67.90%|
|5 years (2015-11-25)||95.81%|
Valuing Gentex Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Gentex Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Gentex Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Gentex Corporation shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Gentex Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1202. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Gentex Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Gentex Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$442.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Gentex Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$1.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||21.05%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$688.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||9.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.02%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 4.0 million Gentex Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Gentex Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 4.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Gentex Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Gentex Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gentex Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gentex Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.7 million). Gentex Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.39. In other words for every 100,000 Gentex Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2390 shares are currently held short.
However Gentex Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gentex Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gentex Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gentex Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gentex Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0162% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gentex Corporation shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Gentex Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Gentex Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Gentex Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 24.54
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Gentex Corporation's overall score of 24.54 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 37th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Gentex Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 4.68/100
Gentex Corporation's environmental score of 4.68 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.99/100
Gentex Corporation's social score of 7.99 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 6.36/100
Gentex Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Gentex Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
|Total ESG score||24.54|
|Total ESG percentile||36.76|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
Dividend payout ratio: 39.26% of net profits
Recently Gentex Corporation has paid out, on average, around 39.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gentex Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gentex Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.
While Gentex Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gentex Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Gentex Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 21 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Gentex Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gentex Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gentex Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Gentex Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Gentex Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.48 up to $31.27. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Gentex Corporation's is 1.1153. This would suggest that Gentex Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Gentex Corporation provides digital vision, connected car, dimmable glass, and fire protection products worldwide. It operates through Automotive Products and Other segments. The company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets automotive products, including interior and exterior electrochromic automatic-dimming rearview mirrors, automotive electronics, and non-automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for automotive passenger cars, light trucks, pick-up trucks, sport utility vehicles, and vans for original equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and various aftermarket and accessory customers. It also manufactures and sells variable dimmable windows to aircraft manufacturers and airline operators. In addition, the company provides photoelectric smoke detectors and alarms, electrochemical carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, audible and visual signaling alarms, and bells and speakers used in fire detection systems in office buildings, hotels, and other commercial and residential establishments. It sells its fire protection products directly, as well as through sales managers and manufacturer representative organizations to fire protection and security product distributors, electrical wholesale houses, and original equipment manufacturers of fire protection systems. Gentex Corporation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.
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